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Hi there,

I am looking for a device that i will be able to use around the home and other WiFi enabled places. I will use this for general communication, web browsing, media and anything else that I require, but obviously not gaming. Now I'm not really sure how mobile I want the device to be so on one hand I have been looking at the Nexus 7 from Google/Asus and on the other side, a Chromebook from Samsung.

The Chromebook will offer greater usability with the larger screen, I assume better performance and of course the keyboard. However, the Nexus will be more mobile, quicker and easier to get out and use plus it's also cheaper. But, if something is worth the extra cash, i'll definitely go for that option.

Now, this is where I come to you guys for advice and information. Which Chromebook would you suggest considering? Have you used one, what was it like? Any Nexus users here, what do you guys think about living with the device?

16GB Nexus - £199 (£15 Google Play credit included)

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_16gb

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook - £289 (£239 after £50 cashback on Amazon)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series-Wi-Fi-Chromebook-Arctic/dp/B0052JBIPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347568945&sr=8-1

Crooks
Edited by Crooksy - 9/13/12 at 1:53pm
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I have an Android tablet and a last gen series 5 chromebook. It is hard to recommend one over the other.

The chromebook is great for typing google docs and handling websites that don't work on a mobile device. There are quite a few apps for it even some games. Its the least fussy, smoothest and easiest computer I have ever used. It is also constantly evolving and improving with updates.

Still there are things it cannot do that an android tablet can...for example I cannot open raw photos on my chromebook but I bought an app for it on my Android tablet. It also has odd limitations, for example they haven't had the ability to make a custom desktop until version 21!

Basically the chromebook is better for typing or getting work done if that work only requires google apps but if you just want to browse, watch movies etc the Nexus is probably better.
Edited by cavallino - 9/13/12 at 9:17pm
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Thanks very much for your input. It will be considered when I have to make a decesion smile.gif
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